What happens after the Texas Legislature concludes the 85th session?

Texas is fairly unique among peer states in that its Legislature meets once every two years for just 140 days. Monday is the last day in Texas’ 85th legislative session—unless a special session is reportedly called “later this week,” according to the Texas Tribune. This session under the pink dome has included a number of contentious news conferences, a slew of dying (or dead) bills, an eventual budget compromise and a last stand on Senate Bill 4, a bill to ban sanctuary cities, sparking a massive protest in the House gallery that ended with hundreds of protestors being ejected. So, what’s next? The […]



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